Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years Eve!!

2008 will be hard to beat. Here's a look back at my year in pictures. Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

Celebrated our Engagement!























Interned at Quiksilver Headquarters



















Graduated with my Bachelor's in Geography... and then happily got a job shortly after

















Started planning a wedding, writing Silver Pencils, and writing on Weddingbee


















Started house hunting for a place that would take Maverick



















Spent much more quality time with my girlfriends. Here we are at my Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs



















Married my Best Friend and experienced the best day of my life
























Honeymooned in Canada



















Found a place that would take Maverick... and love it



















Celebrated "First" holidays with my husband









































Saw snow for the first time cover our local hills



















Happy New Year's Eve! See you on the flip side :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve


My List

I saw this on Bel's blog and, seeing that husband is working late tonight- thought I'd partake in the fun. I feel like I'm back in 9th grade :)
The rule is to "italicize" what you've already done...

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain... Mt Lady Washington in the Rockies!

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run... does Kickball count... "kicked a home run" :)

32. Been on a cruise- Eastern Carribean with Danny a few years ago~ so beautful

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant... no but I really want to and should

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted...do the people at Knotts Berry Farm count?

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris... it was night and I was 16... I love Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain... I always knew I'd marry the man who kissed me in the rain

53. Played in the mud- Working at a Park... it's a must

54. Gone to a drive-in theater- there's still one where I grew up- Love it

55. Been in a movie... does embarrassing extra work in tv shows count :)

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone... I broke my nose at Cheer Camp... how stereotypical and embarrassing is that?!

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person: My closest friend and I took a spontaneous road trip and hit up 4 states and 3 National Parks in 1 day. The Grand Canyon was one of them. One of the best trips of my life

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem... no but definitely on my list of things to do

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

5 Things I'm Thankful for Today
























1. The washer and dryer we received as an early Christmas present! (No more lugging bags to the car :)
2. The surplus of cold weather we've been having... a treat for us in southern Cali
3. Coats, Scarves, and Boots
4. It's my last day of work until next year
5. Celebrating Christmas with my husband tomorrow!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nap Time FlashBack

Danny and I bought this while we were out shopping the other day. I think we were both out in 15 minutes.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Magic in the Park

I saw this idea on A Cup of Jo. I now want to have a Finding Neverland meets the Circus party

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Too Cool To Be a Man?

These self adhesive mustaches are so much fun and a great gag gift/ stocking stuffer.




















Here's my mom, sister and I trying them out.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Baking Time

After work one day, I am going to make these delicious black bottom cupcakes! They look terrible but taste amazing! Yum!

Thursday, December 4, 2008